Tom Bergeron, host of ABC’s America’s Funniest Home Videos and King World Productions’ Hollywood Squares, is dead-set on a morning talk show.
Once a candidate for Good Morning America, The Early Show, and Living It Up! With Ali & Jack, (which we guess would have made it and Tom) Bergeron wants to revive a version of FX’s Breakfast Time, which he hosted from 1994 to ’96.
It would feature Bergeron as a man on the street engaging regular people and celebrities in funny activities. He and Bill Getty, executive producer of ABC’s The View, are shopping the show as a syndicated vehicle, but they wouldn’t kick a cable deal out of bed.
Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.
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